sneak in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sneak in insert casually "She slipped in a reference to her own work"
    • v sneak in enter surreptitiously "He sneaked in under cover of darkness","In this essay, the author's personal feelings creep in"
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Usage

In literature:

He sneaked in on 'em last night and this doe must have got stuck in a drift.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
In this way he sneaks around from house to house.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
My idea is to sneak around on the other side and take them in flank.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
But there's tons of black coral there, and nobody's ever been able to sneak in and get away with it.
"Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne
You sneak in without so much as knocking!
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Half a dozen burglars could sneak right in under your father's very nose and go off with anything they fancied.
"The Rebellion of Margaret" by Geraldine Mockler
These had been detected in trying to sneak away.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
The slink in the boy's eye worked down, and became a sneak and a shuffle, toward the door.
"Faith Gartney's Girlhood" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
We'll just have to sneak away from them and get off in the woods alone and talk about old times in France.
"Tom Slade at Black Lake" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
And he gave the other cowboy such a black look that Snogger sneaked out of the house in a hurry.
"Dave Porter at Star Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
She had a sneaking admiration for Ned because he had dared her displeasure in making his choice.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
So then I was in a fix, for I couldn't go to father, didn't know jest where he was, and I wouldn't sneak back to Smithers to be abused.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
Buck Badger, wandering like a restless spirit in the vicinity of the house, saw a man leap the fence and sneak toward a rear entrance.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
Why, he's the biggest sneak in this school!
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
Sometimes the sneak thieves work in pairs.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
I hustled to Bridgeboro by train, sneaked over to Little Valley in a big hurry to change my duds and-the house-boat was gone.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Came sneaking in, he did, this afternoon as ever was!
"Facing the German Foe" by Colonel James Fiske
Suppose the enemy had been sneaking in.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
You're always sneaking about in the dark.
"The Black Bar" by George Manville Fenn
Sammy lost no time in sneaking off.
"Randy of the River" by Horatio Alger Jr.
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In poetry:

For fourteen long years I have ser-vi-ed,
And for fourteen long years and a day,
For meeting a bloke in the area,
And sneaking his ticker away.
"Botany Bay" by Anonymous Oceania
She lay like a saint on her copper couch;
Like an angel asleep she lay,
In the stare of the ghoulish folks that slouch
Past the Dead and sneak away.
"The Blind And The Dead" by Robert W Service
Breaking the line and jumping in front
Into the circle sneaks one skinny runt
Two brothers dance forward on the mud stage
The guards blow their whistles and chase them in rage
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
But Peter McGuck was a cowardly sneak,
Like a hound he remained home in fear;
When fishing one day he fell into the creek—
And his widow is now Mrs. Greer,
Haw! Haw! Haw!
Mrs. William O’Houlihan Greer!
"Song For Heroes" by Ellis Parker Butler
It's bad enough to be a bloke without one reel close friend;
But when your dog gives you the bird it's pretty near the end.
Ashamed, I sneaked away to bunk; an' fell to dreamin' there
Of a little brown-eyed vision with the sunlight in her hair.
"The Vision" by C J Dennis
Then, lo! the push o' Day rise to applaud;
An' all 'is creatures clamour at 'is feet
Until 'e thinks 'imself a little gawd,
An' swaggers on an' kids 'imself a treat.
The w'ile the lurkin' barrackers o' Night
Sneak in retreat an' plan another fight.
"The Stoush O' Day" by C J Dennis

In news:

A multi-million dollar project in Petoskey is nearing completion and 7&4 got a sneak peak inside.
Aerosmith are preparing to release their first studio album in more than ten years in November, but their eager fans can get some early sneak previews inside the recording sessions via a series of online webisodes.
New series grows over sneak preview viewership in time period premiere.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) sneaks in for a touchdown against the Jaguars on Thursday night.
Oral Roberts got a sneak preview of life on the road in the Southland Conference.
' Ghost Town Gold' Sneak Peek: Discovery Channel Hunts for Wild West Treasures in New Series (Exclusive Video).
It sort of sneaked in behind her.
Sometimes you just need to sneak in a little music.
This Exclusive Sneak Peek will be published in the February 2012 issue of Model Airplane News.
Here's your sneak peek at Spud McConnell in Hairspray .
Sneak peek of all-new RAISING HOPE episode - 'If a Ham Falls in the Woods'.
A married couple's three-way romp with another woman took a violent turn when the wife thought her husband was sneaking another session while she was asleep — and pulled a gun in a fit of jealousy, Florida police say.
Medicare related taxes will sneak up on many in.
"Sneak copies" were distributed at Shaquille O'Neal's retirement party in Las Vegas.
Secret Santa sneaks in to give to kids after Sandy .
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In science:

These events will be very hard to veto, since the neutrons sneak in unseen before interacting with protons and masquerade as neutral current neutrino events.
Bringing the SciBar Detector to the Booster Neutrino Beam
Soderhjelm and Dischler (2005) sneak in backwards by pointing out that you underestimate the number of eclipsing binaries on the upper main sequence by a factor of more than 10 if you give your primary a random companion from the initial mass function, implying, thus, that M2 /M1 favors values near one.
Astrophysics in 2006
Here, the bijection becomes an equivalence of categories, and the family construction sneaks in.
Innocent strategies as presheaves and interactive equivalences for CCS (expanded version)
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